The International Executive Board elected Douglas N. Gamble to be the HFIAW’s new General Secretary-Treasurer.
He takes over for Gregory T. Revard, who was elected General President following the retirement of James P. McCourt.
“I thank the entire General Executive Board for electing me to the position of General Secretary Treasurer,” Gamble said. “I am very humbled and honored to accept this position and am dedicated to executing the duties of the office. I love this trade and I love the people I work with. I look forward to the challenges of the future.”
Gamble’s family has a long history with the union, as his father, brother and late son were all proud members
of Local 7 in Seattle.
Following in his father’s footsteps, he began his apprenticeship with Local 7 Seattle in 1971, and earned his journeyman card in 1975. Gamble worked on and led numerous projects, including commercial and industrial endeavors, shipyards and a pad shop.
He served on the Local 7 Executive Board for a number of years, while taking on a training role as the Apprenticeship Coordinator in the mid-1980s.
In 1989, Gamble was elected Local 7 Business Manager. During his tenure, he worked with the late Business Agent Ted Boskovich, Jr., to establish and set up a funding structure for the Local’s first market recovery plan; developed an Applicant Mechanic Program; and was instrumental in organizing several insulation contractors through a series of transition agreements to support a large number of Local 7 members working in the field.
After 10 years as Business Manager, then General President James A. Grogan appointed Gamble as the first International Organizing Director in June 1999.
The Organizing Director position came with many firsts for the Union, including Gamble’s leadership for multiple organizing training seminars and targeted campaigns in each Conference.
In 2003, Grogan appointed Gamble to be the Western States Conference International Vice President. He was unanimously re-elected to that position during the Conventions in 2007, 2012 and 2017.
“As Western States Conference International Vice President, I have been fortunate to have worked with a series of progressive leaders in each Local Union, who have embraced organizing, professionalism, training and a constant strive to improve market share and union density within their respective jurisdictions,” said Gamble. “I owe each of them a debt of gratitude for the commitments they have made to the betterment of this organization.”
General President Revard expressed his excitement for the opportunity to work with Gamble and lead the Union.
“He is qualified and experienced,” Revard said. “We share a history of organizing and I am positive he will do a great job in this new role.”
Gamble said he is honored to be appointed to the new role and has the complete support of his family including his wife Shirley, grandson Tyler, son Tyson and his wife Christy and granddaughter Aria Belle.
Congratulations to newly appointed General Secretary-Treasurer Douglas N. Gamble. Your family and your Insulators family are confident your leadership and dedication will be an asset and better our union.